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Theme parks are celebrating July 4th of Independence Day of US

How theme parks are celebrating July 4th

It's Independence Day week, and there are loads of opportunities for fireworks and other patriotic activities at Orlando’s theme parks and attractions. Here’s a round-up of options for July 4, and, in some cases, July 3.

• Magic Kingdom will have a fireworks show called “Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky” that goes off at 9:15 p.m. on the 3rd and on the 4th. The park will have two distinctively themed dance parties in Tomorrowland and Frontierland.

• At Epcot, the Voices of Liberty will be in concert on the America Gardens Theatre stage at 5:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m. and 8 p.m. “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth,” complete with its patriotic coda, begins at 9 p.m.

• Pyro of the outer-space variety will go on as usual at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. “Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular” is at 10 p.m.

• Universal Studios’ special entertainment on Wednesday will include DJ M-Squared and the band called Raydio on the Music Plaza Stage. Performances will run from 5 p.m. to park close at 10 p.m. There will be a character dance party between 6:15 p.m. and 10 p.m. Fireworks are set for 9 p.m.

• SeaWorld Orlando will have back-to-back sky shows on Wednesday with “Ignite” at 9:30 p.m. and its special 4th of July production at 9:45 p.m.

• At Legoland Florida, the park will throw the Club Brixx DJ dance party, create a giant America flag with Lego bricks (and help from visitors), a salute to the troops during the ski show and the Brick & Boom Fireworks Celebration over Lake Eloise at 9 p.m.

• At Icon Orlando, the observation wheel formerly known as Orlando Eye, visitor can book a Stars and Stripes Forever package that includes a VIP viewing area, unlimited rides on the wheel, a free beverage and popcorn, access to a Cool Zone area plus games in the courtyard.